DIY Halloween Balloons


Honestly, we are still in denial that summer is over, but at some point we have to come to grips that fall is upon us. Before we know it, our kids will be talking about Halloween costumes and creepy spiders, bugs, skeletons and ghosts.

So, we’re crawling into the new season with eight legs and cute photos. We teamed up with our friends at Oriental Trading for some Halloween balloon fun so you have Halloween decor {and favors} checked off your list this October.




Step 1: Cut a piece of twine about 2 feet long.

Step 2: Push one end of the twine through the ring part of the spider ring, loop it around the top of the spider and tie a single knot. This will keep it in place along the string. Continue down the twine until you reach the end, leaving about 2 inches between each spider ring. These rings can be guests favors when the party is over – just have a pair of scissors close by.


Step 3: Blow up the balloons according to Balloon Time helium tank directions.



Step 4: Tie the string around the bottom of the balloon, and tie it around something so it doesn’t float away.



Step 5: For the tattoos, apply them the same way you would on a human arm. Remove the plastic, apply face down on the balloon, wet the back of it with a wet towel and then peel off the paper.  Add tattoos all around the balloon.

tattoo for kids



Step 6: For the photos, you will need to tape tissue paper on white card stock. Insert in an inkjet printer. Use Microsoft Word to design the of size the photos, and you can print 2-4 at a time. Print the photos so the image is printed on the tissue paper. Remove tissue paper from the card stock and cut.



Step 7: To apply the photo to the balloon, spray the back of the image with spray adhesive and press onto the balloon. Smooth out all the wrinkles.



Step 8: For a pop of color, draw fun frames around the photos. And, for a trip down memory lane, add the year to each balloon. The photos became a Halloween memory book, which was really fun to re-live all our past Halloween costumes.




Step 9: Tie all the balloons together to a jar, bucket or basket full of candy. Have fun!



Oriental Trading sent us some items of our choosing for this post, free of charge. All opinions are honest, and our own. No other type of compensation was received. Thanks for supporting the companies that support j. sorelle. We love Oriental Trading, even before this post.

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